One dozen show up for United Way event

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The United Way of the Wabash Valley recently conducted its annual "Day of Action." The event in Clay County took place at the Clay County Senior Citizen's Center, 120 S. Franklin St., Brazil. On hand included (front, from left) Cassandra Boyd, Christy Webb, Donna Kaufman, Alley Pollard, Jennifer Torrey, (back) Rick Hayes, Darrin Budd, Mike Webb, Kathy Deal, Judy Barnhart, Belinda Zeffel and Kristen Webb.

United Way of the Wabash Valley recently hosted its Community "Day of Action," event.

Twelve volunteers under the direction of Clay County United Way Campaign Chair Kathy Deal donated nearly six hours of work at the Clay County Senior Citizen's Center, 120 S. Franklin St., Brazil, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

"The Senior Citizen Center needed their huge dining hall/meeting room and their outside windows painted, as well as their carpets to be cleaned," Deal said. "Our crew cheerfully set out to take on the large task.

"I couldn't have asked for more willing servants with a heart for community service. They went beyond the call of duty doing extra things, like polishing the wood furniture and washing the vinyl chairs."

Volunteers included Deal, Christy Webb, Mike Webb, Darrin Budd, Rick Hayes, Donna Kaufman, Judy Barnhart, Belinda Zeffel, Cassandra Boyd, Kristen Webb, Jennifer Torrey and Alley Pollard.

The volunteers came from all over Clay County, including a group from Grace Chapel and House of Hope.

"By staying united in our community and helping one another, Clay County can only get stronger. This is our home, and our community is like a family," Deal said.

"I saw how our county united to pay respect to our fallen soldier, and this is just one more example when we work together, wonderful things can happen.

"The center asked for 10 volunteers and we got 12. That's exciting to see people giving up their free time to help others in need."

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